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Author Archives: Heather Cobun

Heather Cobun is the trial courts reporter at The Daily Record. Got news? Call her at (443) 524-8191. Follow her on Twitter: @hcobun.

Judge denies city’s request to cap potential damages in ‘Riot Act’ case (access required)

A federal judge declined to limit the potential damage claims of dozens of Baltimore businesses suing the city for failing to effectively respond to the 2015 unrest. Baltimore asked for a declaratory judgment that the state’s statutory cap on damages ...

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Prosecutors vacate 1992 conviction through Innocence Project partnership (access required)

A man who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit was released Tuesday after a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge vacated his conviction at the request of prosecutors. Clarence Shipley was convicted in 1992 of ...

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Federal judge clears former Chimes executives in ERISA violations suit (access required)

A federal judge ruled in favor of two former executives for Chimes International Ltd. last week in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor accusing the nonprofit of failing to adequately monitor its employee health plan. U.S. District ...

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Legal market remains hot for three-to-five-year associates, experts say (access required)

Associates with three to five years of experience continue to be in high demand and, despite usually falling into the often-maligned millennial generation, they aren’t behaving differently than their predecessors. The market is looking for attorneys with this experience level right ...

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Jury awards $436K for woman dragged by Maryland light-rail car (access required)

A Baltimore jury awarded more than $400,000 last week to the estate of a woman who was dragged by a light rail vehicle after her arm got caught in a door in 2014.

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Orphan’s Court judge facing discipline for March DUI arrest (access required)

A Kent County Orphan’s Court judge who was charged with driving under the influence earlier this year but retained her seat in the election is facing disciplinary action. Judge Amy L. Nickerson received probation before judgment in July on one count of driving ...

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Baltimore Co. jury awards $20M to company for NDA breach (access required)

A Baltimore County jury returned a $20 million verdict Wednesday against Beretta USA for breaching a nondisclosure agreement with a local aerospace manufacturing company. The lawsuit alleged Beretta, a firearms manufacturing company, misappropriated work done by Adcor Defense Inc. to develop ...

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